The Importance of Safety

The Importance of Safety

It is something that rises to the surface in most conversations in our line of work.  Something that should not and can not be overlooked, or even back-burnered.  There are several factors to consider when looking for tools, but none more important than safety.


We have incorporated several elements into our tools that idealize the importance of safely completing an operation.  When you use a Torq/Lite wrench, you can be assured that someone has drawn an idea, manufactured a product in the U.S.A., and held and tested that product with the critical eye of protecting operators from injury.


The first thing we did was design our wrenches to be lighter.  This made them easier to handle and operate, decreasing operator fatigue.


The next thing we did was add a hole to attach an optional handle to the tool so that you can safely maneuver it.  From the time you take it out of the box to the time you put it back in, you have complete control.  You can handle and move the tool, and even have a safe place to grip it during operation.

We can show you how to avoid pinch points where the tool is reacting.  Of course, the handle eliminates any need for your hand to be anywhere near potentially dangerous areas, but the unibody design on our XL tools helps prevent pinch points, as well.  The fewer the reaction points, the fewer the areas of risk.



Our IU-XL wrenches also come with a secure retaining pin.  Locked into place with a spring, the pin holds the IU-XL heads to body, so you can be certain the tool is going to stay jointed and get your job done.  



Our SU-XL wrenches have a similar feature when attaching the socket to the square drive.


Torq/Lite tools also have patented 360º dual-plane swivels, making the hoses versatile during operation, even when they have pressure in them.  You can maneuver the hoses into any position you need them to be in, which is extremely convenient, but this also helps prevent the pinching of your lines and unnecessary pressure on the quick-connect.  This reduces the chance of leaking and/or spray from the connection, providing even more safety (and less hassle) to your work.



In addition to these features, Torq/Lite will also train anyone who may be operating the tools to do so safely and avoid any potential for injury.  Knowledge is your best friend when it comes to preventing accidents, and our reps can show you the ideal way to get the job done not only safely, but accurately, and quickly.


Our goal is to provide you with safe, quality products and the best possible customer satisfaction.  Whether it be through features we incorporated into our designs or through training from one of our PROS, we want you to feel like you have a great tool in your hands.


To keep your connections tight, you have to keep your operation tight.  Our tools and our people can help remove any potential danger from your application, and can get you where you need to be quickly, accurately, and most importantly, safely.


To take a closer look at our tools, please visit our Web site here, and to get in touch with one of our PROS, you can call our sales office at 713-983-7171.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Manufacturing & Operations

Manufacturing & Operations

How can you make sure something turns out the way you want it to?
By doing it yourself.
Operating within an industry that sees a lot of companies outsourcing their manufacturing, Torq/Lite sticks to what is most important to them, because it’s most important to their customers: safe, quality products.
Torq/Lite designs, machines, assembles, tests, and calibrates all manufactured products right here in the U.S.  An operation like that is quite impressive, and by all accounts, rare in the torque wrench industry.  An ISO 9001 Registration assures customers that they are not only doing these things, but doing them so well that they can expect the same quality product every time they place an order.
In addition to the machines and equipment that take part in this process, the Operations Facility (located in Luling, Louisiana – just outside New Orleans) also boasts a large inventory.  You would think that building tools from scratch might increase lead times, but they’re ahead of that.  Many of the parts needed to assemble the more popular lines of tools are already on the shelves.
In an industry that requires reliable tools and often requires them quickly, having the ability to get them out the door and to the customer is extremely helpful.
It doesn’t hurt to see the “MADE IN U.S.A.” stamped on the side, either.
All that attention to detail is wrapped up in a sturdy box with a Calibration Certificate and an Operations Manual, then delivered to you ready to use.  From the idea, to the drawing, to the manufacturing, to the testing, to the shipping, Torq/Lite builds your tool themselves and gets it to you quickly.
An Operations Department that puts that much effort and care into a product is one that stands out as a gem.  People at one company, with the same goals, with the same pride in building tools, are handling your product from design to delivery.  That is how Torq/Lite makes sure that your product is up to your standards.
By doing it themselves.